MLA Thank-You Luncheon – April 11, 2019

On April 11, World Parkinson Day, Parkinson Society British Columbia hosted a luncheon with MLAs and Ministers from across the province to thank them for their support of our campaigns to increase access to Deep Brain Stimulation and DUODOPA therapy. We were joined by Health Minister Adrian Dix, as well as four other ministers, and 25 MLAs. With 2019 marking our 50th Anniversary, we took this opportunity to share our history and vision for the future, and encourage support from policymakers for further advocacy efforts by our Society.

Visit to the BC Legislature – April 11, 2016

On April 11, 2016, World Parkinson's Awareness Day, Parkinson Society British Columbia visited the BC Legislature in Victoria, BC.

The purpose of the meetings was to build awareness of the impact of Parkinson's disease (PD) on those diagnosed and their families, and to ask for support in the development of a provincial strategy for the management of PD. This strategy would increase access to allied health professionals and movement disorder specialists, as well as call for a more integrated system that worked to improve knowledge of PD among health professionals. PSBC is calling for a pilot project to be funded that would address these issues and assist in forming a provincial strategy.

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